School Holiday's at IPAC presents

Introduction to Set Design with Katja Handt

School Holiday Workshop

A fun and informative set design workshop for young people

19 Apr – 19 Apr

Suitable for 15 -18 year olds (20 maximum)

Want to feel empowered by just how creative you can be?

Are you interested in set design and have wondered how the design of a set is being conceived and realised?

This fascinating and informative workshop is an introduction to set design for young people. International set and costume designer Katja Handt will guide participants through the role and process of the set designer. They will learn how to translate a text into images and then how to transform those images into a 3D space whilst getting a personal insight into the world of theatre and big budget film productions.

Students will do a number of practical and fun exercises to explore the tools of the set designer, including the visual analysis of a text, scale drawing and model making. 

A great opportunity for those considering taking their interest in set design to the next level and a must for students who are planning to choose set design for their drama project or career.

More about Katja Handt 

Over the years Katja has worked as a designer and artist on a wide range of projects in film, events and the performing and visual arts.

She has designed shows in Australia for companies like Belvoir, Legs on the Wall, Sydney Festival and De Quincey Co, created installations for exhibitions at Old Parliament House in Canberra and most recently the National Maritime Museum in Sydney. She has also held leading positions in feature films such as Fury Road and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Her expertise in scenography, costume fabrication, painting and sculpture has led her to develop a unique experimental art practise but her greatest passion remains being in a room with a group of like minded people making theatre.

Currently she is designing The Outside Man for Merrigong Theatre Company.

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Venue Information

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Bob Peet Studio


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Tickets: $35

(A per transaction fee of $6.90 applies for phone and online bookings.)

Performance Times
General Public:
Wed 19 April 10am

Running Time
Approx 4 hrs (with a break)

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